Sinn Féin look to introduce “back to school bonus”

Sinn Féin wants to give all families a € 140 “back to school bonus”.

The party says, this will ease the financial strain on parents ahead of the new school year.

Studies suggest back to school costs could be as high as 1,400 euro per child.

Padraig Fallon is a Sinn Féin Councillor in the Manorhamilton MD he says it’s an expensive time for families and the measure will help to alleviate some of the pressure: